The Basel Institute on Governance is a Swiss not-for-profit foundation ("Stiftung") with an annual budget of approximately CHF 10.5 million. Our funding sources are as follows:

Core contributions

We receive core funding from bilateral governmental (development aid) agencies including: 

These core contributions support the operations of our International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR). 

Country programmes

Several dedicated country programmes received additional earmarked support from our core donors' country offices. Such programmes are currently in place in Malawi, Mozambique, Ukraine, Tanzania and Peru. The latter is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

Other project funding

Other direct income comes from a variety of corporate foundations and initiatives, development agencies and research grant facilities.

If any surplus is generated from advisory services, the Basel Institute reinvests this to fund research and technical assistance programmes in developing countries.

Financial accounts

To view our complete list of audited financial statements since 2012, please see the links on our Governance page.